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Ms. Kyle
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Way I Feel Today is...

My students need a new set of 10 Sensory Balls, 4 Bumpy Balls, a set of My Feelings Bears and a new play phone to help their sensory, emotional, and communication needs.

My Students

We all came into the world with more challenges than some. We have autism. We learn differently. We communicate differently. But, we love to learn just as much as anyone else. We are ABLE.

ABLE stands for Autism Behavior Learning Environment.

My students attend a regular public elementary school, but due to their needs, begin their educational experience in a highly structured, self-contained classroom, where they receive individualized instruction and support services to help them function academically, behaviorally, and socially in school and in their communities. They attend PE, music, art, and computer with their grade-level peers in general education, and many gain the skills to spend increasing amounts of time in general education classrooms, with and without support from the dedicated ABLE team. The goal is to enable them to participate in the general education classroom to the maximum extent possible, so that they learn and grow alongside their peers.

My Project

We have many needs in our small classroom. This project will help my students better express their emotions and soothe their sometimes overwhelming sensory needs. Unable to use language to communicate their feelings and needs the way most of us do, they need a physical way to tell us their needs. A set of "My Feelings Bears" will appeal to the animal lovers in our classroom. They will give the students the opportunity to point to the bear that matches their feelings, as well as to hold the bear for comfort until the bad feelings pass. The students will enjoy reading the board book that accompanies the bears. A "Push Button Play Phone" will encourage them to verbally communicate some feelings to pretend to talk to whomever they wish (including favorite characters), while working out those feelings. The sets of ten, sensory balls and four, Feel and Roll Bumpy Balls are favorites and get quite a workout for play, comfort, and reinforcement. We match each child to the ball that fits best.

This project is important in helping my students learn to identify their feelings, communicate their needs, and soothe them.

It will help them develop lifelong communication and coping skills.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH392 - My Feelings Bear Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FR263 - Feel & Roll Bumpy Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AZ985 - Push-Button Play Phone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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This project will reach 8 students.

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